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Grant funds African recruitment, support

Brown's Population Studies and Training Center, a research facility that studies demographics, has been awarded a half-million dollar Hewlett Foundation grant to recruit more graduate students from sub-Saharan Africa and provide more support to students and alumni.


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New Republic editor speaks on health care

When Jonathan Cohn asked how many members of his Salomon 001 audience would identify themselves as left-of-center, nearly all the people in attendance in the half-full auditorium raised their hands. When he further narrowed the group — asking "how many of you are excited about the way health care ...


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Forbes: Providence is sixth-safest U.S. city

Providence has been named the sixth-safest city in the United States by Forbes Magazine, which recently ranked the 40 most-populous metropolitan areas based on 2008 data on violent crime rates, natural disasters and traffic- and workplace-related deaths.


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Policy change rankles PLMEs

Students enrolled in the Program in Liberal Medical Education who apply to medical schools other than Brown's will forfeit the spots reserved for them, according to a new policy enacted this week.PLMEs received an e-mail and a letter in their mailboxes on Wednesday informing them of the change. Starting ...


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Burglaries most common campus crime in '08

The Department of Public Safety reported 111 criminal offenses occurring on campus and in surrounding areas in 2008, according to an annual crime report released by the department earlier this fall.Of those 111, the vast majority, 84, were burglaries. There were also nine robberies and eight motor-vehicle ...


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German diplomat remembers the wall's fall

When the Berlin Wall, which served as a "symbol of difference and division" between the east and the west sides of Germany, fell, it represented the culmination of changes in Soviet Union policies in the 1970s and '80s, Consul General Reiner Mockelmann told a small gathering at the Watson Institute ...


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Herald Poll: Students more satisfied with advising

Student satisfaction with academic advising is on the rise — 10 percent higher this fall than a year and a half ago, a recent Herald poll found. Nearly 60 percent of students reported they were either very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with advising, compared to just under 50 percent in spring 2008. A ...


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Corrections

An article in Thursday's paper ("Buyout plan offered to U. employees," Nov. 5) contained the information that Brown would pay all but $83 per month of the health-care premiums for employees who take the buyout offer. In fact, the employees would be responsible for the full premium, with $83 contributed ...


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Student, U. property taxes on hold for now

While legislators were busy banning indoor prostitution and texting while driving, two bills that could have cost Brown millions did not make it onto the agenda of last week's General Assembly special session — and though they are dead for now, their fate remains uncertain.


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For volunteers, reading is elementary

Members of St. Anthony Hall, Brown's co-ed literary fraternity, started a children's writing workshop at the Fox Point Community Library earlier this week. The Fox Point Reading Club is an "informal participatory program to get kids actively involved in reading and writing," said Alexander Wankel '11, ...


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Residents win award for gas-meter fight

Preserve Rhode Island, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Rhode Island's historic structures, awarded local politicians and community members an award Oct. 29 for their role in a legislative battle against the utility company National Grid's decision to place gas meters outside of historic ...


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